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. >> reporter: today the investment firm that makes the type used in the attack said it's selling the company describing the massacre as a watershed event. dick's sporting goods also said it will suspend selling military-style weapons. while in washington. >> reporter: my little brother derek rimstad was riddled with bullets in sacramento, california. >> reporter: the families of gun victims were on capitol hill. >> reporter: our daughter was killed in aurora on july 20th of this year. >> reporter: demanding new gun regulation. calling the massacre a tipping point, the mayors issued a letter calling for the president to ban assault weapons and high intensity magazines. and to eliminate gun show loopholes. the police union also came out in support of a new assault weapons ban. while some influential democrats are speaking out in support of a gun law, today the first signs of opposition from republicans. >> we did have an assault weapons ban for 10 years. the crime rate was going down before it. the crime rate when it was lifted continued to go down. >> reporter: the nra is promising a news con
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on its hands. the fear is, syria is going to use it against its own people. >>> and the fight on breast cancer, the controversy on the life-saving drug, and how long women should take it. >>> and 27 days to go when the fiscal cliff arrives, so why are so many members of the house going home when they're supposed to be working on it? >>> and people showing up for others, right when they need it. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, we begin tonight with an important story, details of which may sound very familiar to a lot of americans, given our history over the past few years in places like iraq. tonight, pentagon sources are telling nbc news syria is preparing chemical weapons for their possible use against the syrian people in the form of aerial bombs. it is believed this specific intelligence is the reason why president obama took a hard line against syria just a few days ago, warning them there would be consequences if these weapons were used. let's begin here tonight with the very latest. >> reporter: good evening, brian, u.s. officials tell us that the syrian military is poi
three, jenna bush hager will be joining us. she herself having been a teacher. we'll share some thoughts about that. and then we're going to take a turn toward the holidays. we've got three amazing gingerbread homes. these are more than homes. these are incredible structures. >> gingerbread mansions? >> some mansions. one is a cathedral. >> i've been nibbling at those all morning. is that wrong? >> i know. i wanted to speak to you about that. three finalists competing in our quest for the best competition. how will the cookie crumble? we'll find out. >>> also, if you still have christmas shopping, we have some must-have tech gifts for you from old school pacman, ghost lamp, the a remote controlled angry bird. >> we're calling it "tech the halls." >> i like that. did you just come up with that? >> yeah. not really. >>> but first, we want to get the latest on newtown, connecticut. let's go to natalie morales. good morning again to you. >> good morning. with just a week to go until christmas, you see the christmas tree in the center of town is now growing into a makeshift memorial. it's cov
and everyone of us. >> it is time to act. there should be no more excuses. >> chief johnson along with the chief executive are calling for background checks and they want to see an end to the sale a full salt and assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines. he reiterated a plea to gun owners to make sure their weapons are properly stored. >> president obama said he would do whatever in the power his office holds. two children and -- 20 children and six adults were murdered by adam lanza. the nation could be at a tipping point and it is time to think about reinstating the assault weapons ban and also make it harder for the mentally ill to obtain a weapon. police say adam lanza was carrying an arsenal of ammunition when he opened fire at sandy hook elementary. >> we need to accept the reality that we're not doing enough to protect our citizens. >> the shooting has revived a dormant discussion gun-control. >> lettis finally passed -- and let us finally pass common sense laz. >> -- laws. sen. joe manchin says he is rethinking his position on gun control. >> i do not know anyone
a semi-automatic weapon. the new commissioner used the moment to call on lawmakers to help kill the keep the streets even -- to help keep the streets even safer. >> if we can improve the laws we have, as we go into the legislative time, this is an opportunity. this is an example. if we were together, we could make a dramatic difference. >> mayor stephanie rawlings- blake also congratulated the department. police are investigating three shootings that happened overnight. the latest was on a london street around 2:30 this morning. one male victim was suffering from a gunshot wound. 90 minutes before that, officers responded in west baltimore where one male was shot. detectives are also investigating a third shooting on the 500 block of bloom street. one man was reportedly shot. there is no word on the condition of the victims. the baltimore county police officer charged in the death of a randallstown teenager is back in court. criminal motion hearings begin today in the death of 17--old christopher brown. police say there was a confrontation when browned fell unconscious. he had been with
shipments. >> if containers were made to be the focal point, we think that would be an advantage for us. we do have other cargoes. >> the port of baltimore will keep two public terminals open tomorrow to allow as many trucks as possible to pick up that cargo. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> today is purple friday. >> it is the last purple friday of the regular season. the ravens will play the bengals on sunday. the kickoff time will be sunday at 1:00 p.m. in cincinnati. keith mills will have much more on the game later this morning in sports. ravens playoff tickets go on sale later this morning starting at 10:00 a.m. the exact day and time of the game is still not decided. the ravens will host the colts or the bengals. it will be decided after sunday. you can order these tickets by phone or online. tickets will not be sold at m&t bank stadium. >> fans are printing shirts in honor of the ravens second straight afc north title. fan favorites include ray rice, dennis pitta. >> they endear themselves to the fan base. >> shirts will be available at local stores that sell ravens merchandise. 5:06.
dead in glen bernie. kim dacey joins us live with details. >> police said it happened around 6:00 a.m. yesterday when an intruder broke into the business on baltimore annapolis boulevard. and man was found shot to death in front of a place in glen bernie. they said the man broke into the store not knowing somebody was inside. that was the store's owner, jim butler. they got into an altercation inside the business and philip was eventually shot. philip eventually collapsed in the parking lot. he had been having difficulties with people breaking into the stores and this time he happened to be there when it happened. philip had a vast criminal record including theft and various drug offenses. so far no charges have been filed in this case. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> there were two separate christmas day shootings. what happened on druid park lake drive. officers found a male suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg. no word as to a suspect or a possible motive. there's a shooting in west baltimore. and now was found with a gunshot wound to his upper body. no word this morning on h
for the night and matt flynn will finish it up here. he will take us to the finish line. flynn who was signed to that big contract and looked to the world that he would be the man. russell wilson just simply flat out won the job and has been the starter since the opener. >> cris: yeah, and he won it because of game altering plays. his gap plays, as russell wilson likes to call these things, and he has been sensational with them tonight. he had one turnover on a big play, but third down conversions, 11 of 12. red zone, 4 for 4. and that's a rookie. >> al: turnover on a tipped pass. in seven games in this stadium this season, he has thrown two interceptions. >> cris: he's something now. >> al: oh, yeah. >> cris: it was funny talking to pete about him. he said people warned me when i met him at the senior bowl, he goes, now, you know, be careful because you'll think he is one of those artists, you know, that can kind of trick you and fool y you, but he has lived up to it on an everyday basis and nobody works harder in the building and pete carroll is his biggest fan, no question. >> al: this tea
it is unsafe to use pocket -- there may be times when it is unsafe to use bucket trucks. but be sure that we will be out there. >> it is likely we will have one more weather event to contend with this week. ava marie has been monitoring a system for saturday. >> this will allow colder air to spill into the state. that could bring the rain further south into maryland, maybe delaware as well. places that did not get the snow on the christmas holiday may very well see it on saturday. >> and maryland state highway officials tell us they are preparing for the possibility of a storm on saturday by preparing salt trucks. wbal tv-11 news. >> you can track the storms anywhere you are. try our new iphone and android apps. you can get the forecast any day at wbaltv.com. just click on weather. >> a man was murdered by his own girlfriend, and detectives say she did not back to world. asia la'trice cutler is accused of killing donte harris. police say that shanda cure and another woman helped her carry it out and they are charged as accessories. cutler told police that she found her boyfriend shot in the
and it appears those numbers are on the rise. the bushmaster rival adam lanza used in the newtown killings was legally owned and registered to his mother, nancy lanza. she was also a victim of her son from a murderous rampage. police say he shot her four times in the head before going to sandy hook elementary and shooting 20 schoolchildren and six female educators. gun sales are on the increase. according to maryland state police, and in november there were more than 7200 gun purchase applications filed. >> we are projecting over 8200 purchase applications for december to be processed. >> more than 46,000 applications were processed and at the end of 2012, state police project at least 62,000 will be handled. troopers will not speculate on why, but some reasons are apparent. the holiday season, high-profile crimes, and lawmakers who advocate measures to change on lot. >> i think when people see school children slaughtered, they get the message that something has to change. that is our hope. >> according to fbi crime statistics, last year maryland had 398 murders. to hundred 62 were committ
about the crisis in syria as nbc news learns the syrian military is awaiting final orders to use chemical weapons on its own people. what can the u.s. government do to avoid a catastrophe? >>> dire warning. 26 days left until the deadline and a top official says the president is willing to go off the fiscal cliff if necessary. and some republicans signal they may be ready to give in on a key sticking point. >>> and heading home, a smiling duchess of cambridge and prince william leave the hospital this morning, four days after she checked in with extreme morning sickness. we're live in london today, thursday, december 6th, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah gurthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning, welcome to "today" on a thursday morning, i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. nice images to see out of london over the past couple of days. we've been watching duchess of cambridge. she seemed a little shaky as she held the railing. we're going to have more on that story and, of course, the ridiculous
're smiling. they're getting ready to party as new year's eve is almost upon us. we say good morning to them. i'm savannah guthrie alongside willie geist in for matt. have you made any new year's resolutions? >> not yet. i never finish them. what's the point? >> we're going to give you advice on how to best keep your new year's resolutions. a lot of us have them. keeping them is the tricky part. >>> some people, i'm told, like to have a drink or two on new year's eve. we're going to give you some special drinks, new cocktails you may want to sample yourself on monday night. >>> and in "today's" take three, something a lot of people may be grappling with, when to take down the christmas tree. some people say wait until after the new year. some people say immediately. >> some people say it's good luck to do it on certain days or bad luck to wait too long. >> the needles are starting to fall off. >> well, you have to water it. >> oh. >> yes, details. >>> let's get over to natalie morales with a check of today's top stories. good morning. >> good morning, savannah and willie. good morning, every
with that and then we'll start negotiating on the other side. it makes no sense for us to negotiate against ourselves. >> reporter: as the cliff looms, one influential voice says enough is enough. >> that's like betting your country. that's something terribly bizarre and juvenile about that as to think your party comes ahead of your country. i don't go for that at all. >> reporter: now lester, aides do say the lines of community are open, but the president heads to the detroit tomorrow to continue on that campaign to get the republicans to cave on the tax breaks. >>> john harwood is cnbc's political correspondent, what where do they go from here? >> republicans ultimately are going to give ground on tax rates, raise them for some portion of wealthy americans, somewhere eastern a miaround a year. two strong bets are the increase in the medicare eligibility ages from 65 to 67 and the reduction in the social security inflation formula, president agreed to those in the mid 2011 grand bargain talks that failed. john boehner has asked for them again, good bet that those will happen. >>> a month after voter
. mission for health. . >>> the syrian military is prepared to use chemical weapons, including seron nerve gas against its own people. will this guy give that order? new details ahead. >>> president obama remains firm that the wealthy must pay more, and a few republicans are joining him. >>> pippa visits sister te, the $8 million man, and nasa's high res look at you on our planet earth. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for thursday, december 6th, 2012. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. well, this week president obama put syrian leader bashar al assad on notice specifically about the use of chemical weapons, and now we know why. pentagon sources tell nbc news syria is preparing chemical weapons for their possible use against the syrian people in the form of aerial bombs. >> reporter: as the fighting grows more intense and syrian rebels close in on damascus, the syrian regime has turned increasingly desperate. u.s. officials tell nbc news the syrian military has now loaded the precursor chemicals for seron nerve gas into aerial bombs that could be
as a joint u.s. afghan special team went in to save the life of dr. dilip joseph, an american doctor who was kidnapped two days before with two members of his afghan staff. the staff was released earlier when a small ransom was made but the taliban was asking for $100,000 for dr. joseph's release. general john allen felt that his life was in imminent danger and then called for the rescue mission as special operations team lured the taliban in, saying they would pay the ransom. the taliban came. instead, they were met by this team who killed at least six taliban insurgents. unfortunately, this u.s. navy s.e.a.l. also lost his life. his identity has not yet been released but he is being labeled a hero by the top brass in washington, including secretary of defense leon panetta and president barack obama who in a statement said he gave his life for his fellow americans and he and his teammates remind us once more of the selfless service that allows our nation to stay strong, safe and free. the american navy s.e.a.l. sacrifice has not been lost on dr. joseph's family who, in a statement relea
in power, could use such chemical weapons against his own people. from the defense secretary on down, the world be reacted to the news today. we begin with our chief foreign correspondent affairs, andrea mitchell. >> reporter: they warned today that the chemical threat is imminent, from a syrian regime that seems to be losing control. >> reporter: with the war turning against the syrian regime, fears rose of a nightmare scenario that once cornered the desperate bashar al-assad, may use chemical weapons against the world or against his own people. >> the whole world is watching, the whole world is watching very closely. and the president of the united states has made very clear that there will be consequences. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence as first reported by nbc news indicates that syria's military has loaded the precursor bombs, even a tiny bomb can attack the nervous system, killing within seconds or minutes, most of syria's sophisticated weapons are from russia, syria's most powerful ally. but today, they were so alarmed about the chemical threat, they met with hillary clinton t
violence in this society. just putting more deadly weapons out there. >> reporter: and as for how the u.s. would pay to put armed officers in every american school, as the nra recommends, lester, lapierre pointed the u.s. is spending billion of dollars year to train police in iraq and asked why federal dollars can't be used to train school guards here at home. >> peter alexander, thanks. another one of lapierre's claims that producers of movies, tv shows and video games are more responsible for real-life gun violence than guns themselves. from los angeles, nbc's mike taibbi takes a closer look at the issue of violence in our popular culture. >> reporter: it was a week after the explosion of gunfire in newtown that the nra's wayne lapierre called hollywood and the gaming industry enablers and co-conspirators in a culture of gun violence. >> a child growing up in america today witnesses 16,000 murders and 200,000 acts of violence by the time he or she reaches the ripe old age of 18. >> reporter: hollywood knows the poll body count is high and profitable. five of the year's top ten grossing
was bustling saturday with shoppers determined to make holiday purchases within reason. >> they'll save us a lot of money. >> with the looming fiscal cliff, linda and mike martzen are changing holiday shopping habits this year, relying on coupons and shopping less in case the cliff goes over in the beginning of the year. they're not alone. >> buying more practical, stuff people want. >> trying to save more and buy less in case taxes do go up. >> experts say the fiscal cliff could play grinch to the u.s. economy during the holiday shopping season. in a recent survey, the national retail federation found about 2/3 of shoppers said the fiscal cliff and other economic concerns would affect their holiday spending. the fiscal cliff will result in tax increases and federal spending cuts. >> both parties are kind of, hey, i'm going to do my thing, you're going to do your thing, nobody seems to want to give in. they're going to have to because this country's in a dire situation. >> many shoppers agree, as tax paying citizens, one of the top things on their wish list for christmas is for the preside
at a minimum. >> it's nice that we have our guys out there ready. that's what's helping us get all our customers back on as quickly as we can. gl the chilly weather may have made the day uncomfortable for some, but many agree, cold temperatures during the holiday season, well, they tend to go hand in hand. >> but to me, it's not christmas. it's not winter without the cold. >> and bge adds you should never assume they know there is a power outage. if you lose it, give them a call 877-778-2222, wbal tv 11 news. >>> winter storms with high winds toppled trees in upstate new york friday. one homeowner got a handful. trees often fall during heavy storms, we know that, but when a huge tree falls across the entire roof of the house, it is a shocker. when the elderly homeowner's son came over, he realized the saw was no match for the tree. they had to bring in a crane an other heavy duty equipment to clean things up. >>> meantime yesterday, new york also saw its first major snowstorm of the year. digging out in syracuse this morning where plows are out in full force up to 3 inches of snow fell
simpson used the holiday to confirm she is pregnant once again. she tweetd a picture of her 7-month-old daughter maxwell with the words "big sis." >>> in mobile, alabama, for us this morning, jim cantore. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. storm prediction center said we had as many as 34 tornadoes yesterday. average for the month of december is 26. church behind me here heavily damaged, two sections of the roof have been torn off and dropped below. christmas morning, that church was full of people and parishioners attending christmas service. power poles have been taken down as well. the last thing people in mobile expected on christmas day was to be cleaning up after a tornado. >> oh, my god! look at that. >> reporter: this was the scene in downtown mobile, alabama, late tuesday afternoon, a tornado touched down in the city of about 200,000. >> oh, wow! check that tornado out. it's been on the ground now for over a minute. >> reporter: the christmas day tornado damaged buildings, brought down trees, power lines and ripped through the wall of this church. workers in
was pulled out. it is not clear when the school will be used. >> investigators are gathering what they call cigna to get evidence. it will not discuss what has been seized the gunman's home computer may not reveal much. it was smashed and torn apart. >> it is great to take some time to do that. >> it will take some time to interview the more than 100 witnesses including at some point the children who survived the attack. >> is a very tender issue. and i can tell you that any interviews with any children will be done with professionals, with parents, and with investigators. >> one that can only come after the heart wrenching process for these kids in this community. when say one final goodbye. it is an emotional struggle they will be forced to renew and repeat 26 times here. >> schools across the country are taking extra time to make sure everyone feels secure on school grounds after the incident. that includes schools in baltimore city. lisa robinson joins us from north baltimore with that part of the story. >> school districts reporting things have been quiet and they have been hearing fro
that is moving in. it will give a say rain chance today -- it would give us a rain chance today. we'll talk more about the forecast detail coming up in just a few minutes. >> authorities in iowa or reading the results of an autopsy to confirm the results of bodies found on wednesday. police believe the bodies are those of cousins that disappeared in july. lyric cook and elizabeth collins were last seen riding their bicycles. a massive search led to the bicycles and a purse. authorities arrested a navy veteran and charged him with attempted espionage. robert hoffman tried to give a classified information on how to track u.s. submarines to people he thought were representatives of the russian federation. >> this is the seven first anniversary of the attack on pearl harbor. there'll be a parade later today. in new york, survivors will commemorate the anniversary. there will be a similar ceremony at the inner harbor in ltimore on the last surviving vessel to witness the attack. >> 5:10. is all of your shopping done? >> after you by the fancy electronics, there is another major decision you have to m
the next five years. rob roblin join us now with more details. >> this is a lot of money that is going to help these communities quite a bit. the money is going to do things like getting development in the communities, school projects and neighborhood improvements. today's announcement is an effort by the university to improve and strengthen the communities that surround john hopkins university. >> it is clear that the interest of our neighbors, safe streetings, the elimination of dilapidated properties is the interest of our combruferte. off all, the future of john hopkins is linked to the community and we're deeply, deeply committed to baltimore's success. >> it will be $10 million over the next five years for community projects that will be chosen with the residents that live in the neighborhoods. >> it is our hope that john hopkins will serve as a model. by demonstrating that the vitally of the neighborhood surrounding the institution is critical, critical to the strength and the growth of those institutions. >> john hopkins is committed to leveraging investments as well as its pur
experienced to the north of us and despite the lack of snow, temperatures may have caused wet spots to freeze so transportation officials urge caution when driving. people took advantage of the snow by going sledding, like in farmington, connecticut. forecasters say central connecticut could see up to eight inches of snow by the end of the weekend. you can track storms anywhere with your iphone and our radar apps. now to the firestorm in the nation's capital and the last-ditch effort to avoid falling off the fiscal cliff. the deadline is looming new year's day. here's brian mooar with the big story this morning. >> as senate leaders were behind closed doors, president obama and republicans issued dueling messages on the web. >> we can't afford a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. the economy is growing. but keeping it that way means that folks you sent to washington have to do their jobs. >> if the nation goes over the fiscal cliff next tuesday, each side blames the other. >> we can avoid going over the fiscal cliff if the president and democrat controlled senate step forward th
something different. i want to help you this earnings season. a new way to use earning season to put it in perspective because most of you watching the show are not these day traders that are hijacking a lot of the thinking. you're not trying to game a given quarter. it's become so difficult to predict and often the initial moves aren't even accurate because of the press coverage or because something nasty just occurred in the overall market because of europe or something involved in the election. in other words, other than for those who are shorting or going long stocks ahead of the quarter, these earnings reports need a context to make you money. they can't be relied upon anymore because they aren't as predictive of future behavior as they once were. they are a piece of the puzzle. a part of the mosaic. but they are only one of many important parts that predicts where a stock will go over the interyacht term. that tends to be the focus that i teach on the show. and it is a teaching show. because i want you to know the metrics i'm using to pick stocks i talk about and recommend here
is hitting and the big impact on travel. >>> plus, the latest on yet another major storm taking aim at the u.s. >>> the cliffhanger over the budget impasse in waington. tonight, president obama cut short his vacation in hawaii, just six days before the deadline for big cuts and tax hikes. >>> the war next door. they say the borders are more secure than ever. but look what hidden cameras found on one man's land on this side of the border. drug smuggling, alive and well. >>> and fashion police. as retailers report on the all-important shopping season, we report on a trend you might have missed. just what do these mannequins see in you? "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening, i'm natalie morales in tonight for brian. and we begin with serious winter weather that is moving east. rain, snow and wind that is snarling a lot of travel plans for those trying to make it home from holiday travels. it is the same storm system that is responsible for at least three deaths and spawned record-setting tornado
remained to be the focal point we think that would be an advantage for us. >> the port of baltimore announced it would keep two of its public terminals open the saturday. our trucks can make as many pickups and deliveries as possible before a strike happens. >> to another possible financial crisis, the fiscal cliff. without a fix on general one, tax hikes and spending cuts will kick in. president obama will meet and search for some type of compromise. leaders continue to play the blame game and point figures. >> i cannot imagine their consciences. we are here trying to get something done. republicans are not about to write a blank check just because we find ourselves at the edge of the cliff,. >> i highly unusual sunday evening session. a man is in a, tonight after he -- found beaten in the hous in a house. he suffered from head trauma. he had gone to give estimates on contract work when he went missing. >> they robbed him. they were wrong for what they did. i hear about stuff like this on the news but i would never know it would come to my family during the holiday season. >> the s
are urging residents to use care when spending it. housing assistance grants may only be used for repairs, short- term rental assistance, or hotel expenses. coming up, a gift cards are a common gift over the holidays, but there are some mornings. and after being ill for several weeks, hillary clinton returns to work. what is on the top of >> the man who let u.s. forces to victory during the first goal for in 1991 has died. retired general norman schwarzkopf died in florida at the age of 78. known popularly as stormin norman, he served his last assignment as commander in chief of central command before retiring in 1992. a spokesperson for george h.w. bush have asked people to put the heart back in the closet when it comes to his hospitalization. he has been in intensive care since november battling a case of bronchitis and a series of complications. officials say the president is in for a long recovery but is alert and is very comfortable. after being out of commission for several weeks due to estimate virus and a concussion, secretary of state hillary clinton will return to work next week
emergency room. it happened on wednesday afternoon in towson. that is where jennifer franciotti joins us with more details. >> everything seems to be back to normal at st. joseph's medical center. the suspect was under arrest and under police escort. he was receiving some sort of medical treatment. he had a needle in his possession. the officer intervened. the president tried to grab the gun. the gun went off. one bullet hit the wall. no one was hurt. >> either by the weapon or by pepper spray that the officer discharged in an attempt to subdue this prisoner. >> police have not released the prisoners identity. the suspect was under arrest facing burglary charges. more information coming up live at 5:30. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a mother accused of murdering her son is now out of the hospital and in police custody. nicole fitzgerald was charged with first and second-degree murder. she killed her son and then cut her own throat. a police officer in charge in the death of a teenager returns to court today. he is charged with manslaughter in the death of christopher brown. po
back to us only 15 same-sex licenses were awarded. some believe there was little advertising available to make sure everyone knew this was going to happen today. others are explaining that a lot of people prefer a spring rather than a winter wedding. the law takes effect january 1. the state requires a 48 hour waiting period. >> thanks, david. today is a history making day. washington state is the first state to legalize recreational marijuana use. adults over 21 can have no more than an ounce of pot and only use it in private. the new law conflicts with the federal ban on marijuana. it lacks specifics on how to regulate producers and growers. >> with the deadline looming and the nation closer to the edge of the fiscal cliff. president obama took his argument on the road again today. an update tonight. >> both sides are trying to sway public opinion their way. president obama travels to falls church, virginia and sat down with a kitchen table talk with a family. the vifert was meant to highlight the consequences of letting the tax cuts expire on the middle class. >> if this family has
. >> i'm barry sims. third time's a charm this week with the winter weather. a snowy day is on tap for us. let's get right to lou mowser to tell us all about it. >> some folks were expecting to see some snow when they woke up this morning. >> we were expecting it. >> some areas are seeing flurries right now. most are not. i think this is going to start a little bit later on them than what we anticipated. starting to show up on radar. let's show hd doppler right now. currently, the areas that you see in darker blue, that's where snow is falling. but, the whiter areas that's snow is coming down, but it's not hitting the ground. when you can see areas south of the dc area around annapolis. we're seeing a rain/snow mix that is starting to fall there. what's interesting is you see this area, this open area start to hagers town and comes down around winchester. that area is moving in here and will actually pass by our area in the next several hours. so i'm thinking that we're really not gonna start to see any of the hard stuff for probably the next several hours because of the separation there
. then i saw wind moving cars. >> there are a few cars out there. but a problem of note in annapolis, u.s. 50 near jennifer road. a and elsewhere, pretty good. 55 miles an hour on the north side. everything looks good as well on the west side toward 70. so far, so good, on the jfx. out of the owings mills area -- and here is 50 at ritchie highway. flashing lights. we are waiting to hear what direction the accident is. southbound 95 toward the 895 split guest: overall moving well on most of the major roadways. we will let you know if any problems come in. tram are big story is the finger-pointing continues on capitol hill this morning. new hope for a deal to avoid going off the fiscal cliff. if president obama will meet with congressional leaders later today. danielle leigh is in washington with more on the rush for a deal. >> president obama and congressional leaders need to make progress, and today's last met afternoon meeting at the white house could be a final opportunity. >> mcconnell seemed to give an indication that maybe, just maybe, the president might make a new offer giving -- g
. the videos that made us laugh, cry and cringe in 2012. we are going to look back at four of the year's most talked about internet sensations as the stars of them join us live in the studios, thursday, december 27th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm willie geist in this morning for matt. we have the party music on for a reason. it's someone's birthday in this room today. happy birthday, savannah. >> thank you. i'm getting my musical request for today. a little techovibe. >> we will have the carbon daters to take us back to the day you were born. >> do you need to tweet out my age? >> i gave some hints. >> turning 30, very excited about that. >> we'll let you have that one. >> a lot of wind in the new york area. other parts of the northeast, it is a blanket of snow. >> other areas could see two feet by the time the storm is done. >>> mark zuckerberg's own sister with a post of holiday settings she said was posted ju
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that i use to pick out great stocks, and trade them like a pro. methods that allowed me to generate a 24% return after fees at my old hedge fund. these skills are what refresh this show and guide me as i manage my own charitable trust. i tell you everything before i ever pull the tricker. now let's get rolling. one of the easiest ways is stocks that could, but won't necessarily, end up on the show is by watching the stocks that appear on the new high list. stocks from that list, the highest of the high, obviously have something going for them, right? that's especially true in the market. if only the best of the best can hit new highs when the market is falling apart. what's it tell you when they're on the new high list, or the company itself has some serious momentum. no matter how they get there, many stocks on the new high list often just keep going higher. a great bull market like the one we had at the bottom of 2009, and any market that almost doubles that though be considered a bull market even as we resist the labels. we saw the same stock hit new high after new high, and following
firefight in syria. they had been kidnapped and held for five days. this morning, they are with us live and will tell us what happened. >>> everyday hero. she was the principal who laid down her life for her students in the tragic school shooting in connecticut. what her daughter wants the world to know about her mother. >>> and a deal in sight this morning. republicans and democrats could be closer than ever to an agreement on the fiscal cliff today. tuesday, december 18th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm david gregory in for matt this morning. we've had some terrible news to cover recently. we have such great news this morning that we can share with everyone. our friend and colleague richard engel and his team have been freed unharmed and there they are. we look forward to talking to all of them to find out about their ordeal. >> a lot of us are exhaling this morning. of course, we'll get the latest from n
, not around us and what they're doing to prepare for the storm. -- nadia ramdas. >> many people including the road crews are preparing for the possible third storm this week. right behind me, one of the locations where they will be loading up on salt to keep the roads safe. maryland state highway administration officials deployed cruise early today pretreating roads with salt to help keep roads safe even before this hits. the cruise will be brought in at midnight -- the crews will come in at midnight and will be fully deployed in the metro area. we will have up to 2400 trucks statewide. as they prepare for the possible winter weather, state highway officials say motorists should be prepared as well. >> if you have a winter survival kit in your car, that's a good time to think about making one. it is never a good idea to travel at the onset of a storm. plan ahead and travel if you can. >> they are asking motorists tonight to try to delay travel tomorrow if the storm hits the area. by delaying travel come it will allow the crews to clean up areas and ultimately make it safer. live in north
round of winter-like weather this weekend. we're just going to have to get used to it. it's one of the many locations where they will be loading up on salt to keep roads safe. in anticipation for the storm, maryland state highway administration deployed cruise early today pretreat and roads with salt brine to keep them is free. kreuz will be brought in at midnight to get a head start on this possible storm. they will be fully deployed in the metro area and we will have up to 2400 trucks statewide. officials are asking motorists to try to stay off the roads should this hit our area. >> we ask drivers to plan ahead. if you're planning to travel on saturday, weighed on until after the storm begins. give us time to get out on the road to assault and plow. -- to salt and plow. >> do drive with cautions on bridges and overpasses. nadia ramdas, wbal-tv 11 news. >> keep track of the storm as it advances on our iphone and android zambo. you can get the updated forecast -- android apps. click on weather. a law banning americans from -- bannging americans from adopting russians signed into
expansion in maryland. live table games are expected to hit the floors some time next month. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. will you be more likely to visit late marilyn casino now that some are open 24/7? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> folks around the state are cleaning up from wednesday's winter storm. five people were inside a home when a tree crashed through the roof. nobody was hurt. one person was playing his xbox when he felt the home shape. >> you heard a big noise. i thought it was an earthquake. >> success for b.g.e. which is reporting 140 outages. crews were out on the road to prepare to remove down trees and to restore power knocked out by winds or ice. report all outages to the number on your screen. >> many holiday travelers are hoping to date will be better after being stranded in baltimore on wednesday. b.w.i. airport was running 1-2 hours late because of icy conditions and strong wind gusts. >>ice melt, salt. i'm looking for it to freeze tonight. >> we will take a
of the greatest military figures in u.s. history. more on his remarkable life coming up. >>> also ahead, it happened again. a man shoved to his death in front of a new york city subway train. this time, the suspect is a woman. we will have the details. >>> and later, we'll look back at how we covered the biggest stories from 2012, from golden moments at the olympics to the hard-fought race for the white house and the unimaginable damage from superstorm sandy and more. >>> we'll start with another winter storm getting ready to wallop a large swath of the country. maria larosa has the details. >> it places like arkansas just a few days ago under blizzard warnings. now we're talking about freezing rain advisories. also, the winter weather advisories. you see the advisories stretch back into the ohio valley, back into the northeast. that's basically the trail of the snow with this next system. so over the next 24 to 48 hours we'll see it develop. it will continue through the south with thunderstorms and showers. not to the extent of the severe weather with the last round, but you can see en
to know there's to many people there for us. it's sad that he'll never get it to live his life, but i'm happy that we got the six years that we did with him. he was an amazing boy. >> nbc's ron mott reporting that. the nra's laperriere said we need to work towards fixingle mental health salmonella and continue prosecutor violent felons with guns. here's natalie. >>> with eight days left until the fiscal cliff deadline and the nation's leaders on a holiday break, there is mounting skepticism about the chances of reaching a deal in time. nbc's white house correspondent kristen welker is in hawaii where the first family is spending the holidays. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: natalie, good morning to you. president obama begins day three of his hawaiian holiday. white house officials say this is a working vacation, but talks on the fiscal cliff remain largely deadlocked. meanwhile, members of congress came to honolulu on sunday to along with the president say good-bye to one of their own. with the fiscal cliff deadline looming, lawmakers and president obama attended a memorial servi
with them? >> they run an offense a little like us, so it's going to be tough, but i've got all the faith in our guys. we'll come out here, game plan, you know, fight them hard. you know, they're a tough-nosed defense, tough-nosed offense, they love to run the ball. you know, it's kind of like playing ourselves. they've got playmakers on the outside, but you know, they definitely try to run the ball, so we're going to have to be as physical with them as possible. >> michele: congratulations on the win, deangelo. >> i appreciate it. >> michele: bob? >> the criticism will be heavy for dallas and continuing through the week, but we feel for tony romo, 20 of 37 tonight, a couple touchdowns, three interceptions, but he's now lost six out of seven elimination games in win or go home situations. 0-3 in the regular season to get in, 1-3 in the playoffs, and there's no denying that statistic. the playoffs are now set. in the nfc, the falcons and the 49ers have the byes. and in the wild card matchups, minnesota travels to green bay saturday night on nbc while seattle will play at washington next su
us with more. >> this announcement by fema and the obama administration is receiving shock by all elected officials in maryland. earlier today on capitol hill senators pleaded once again with the fema director for help. >> come down from national geographic to take pictures how clean we are. they want to hear the songs. right now we're singing the blues and we're singing them loud and clear and we're singing them here. >> the senator speaks wednesday at a sub committee on hurricane sandy on capitol hill expressing sadness and disbelief that fema denied the state's request for individual assistance for the residents on the shore affected by superstorm sandy. another senator pointed out that the state was spared from the scene that happened to the north locations still received 30 inches of snow and some counties were destroyed by flooding. >> you are suffering as any part or any community of this storm with homes that are not hasn'table. >> they have pledged to appeal the denial democratic state senator of the 38th district has expressed outrage saying "i cannot remember a public p
. >>> these are the questions that dog us. if you're traveling on an airplane, who gets the arm rest? the person in the middle gets both arm rests? >> no. >> no. >> that's an important one. what do you do about the kid who is kicking the back of your seat? how do you address that one? >> you turn around and you ask the parent please keep your kid from kicking the seat. >> that's one way of handling it. >> then if he keeps doing it? >> then you kick the parent. >> you ask the stewardess. >>> sparkly and shiny, big fashion tips straight ahead. >>> for folks who have college-age kids or getting ready to go to college the deadline is fast approaching. we'll give you important advice of how to get your high schooler ready to put his best foot forward as far as college applications. >>> let's go inside. natalie is standing by with a look at the headlines. good morning, natalie. >>> good morning, everyone. daring rescue operation in afghanistan has left a navy s.e.a.l. dead. part of a rescue operation to free an american doctor abducted by the taliban. dr. dilip joseph had been taken five days ago by the taliban. th
of the research that used to be available only in those paying millions of commissions are now found on the web, like yahoo! finance guide, cnbc.com, the street, they all got it. it's worth your reading. it's your money. please invest the time in it. the advocates of buy and hold act like you have a license not to pay attention to the short term. it's like you have a birthright. i can buy a stock and that allows me to not do homework. but you always have to pay attention. the moment you stop is the moment you stop losing money. you'll never be able to recover from those losses until you get engaged with your portfolio again. you're not stupid. you can get engaged and you can do this. sometimes companies go into what's known as secular decline and their stocks never recover. in that case you just have to get out before the damage becomes too horrific. yes, polaroid, kodak, research in motion, nokia, how about radio shack. that was a good one, or supervalue. all the way down we were told long term you're fine or in other words, being a long-term investor doesn't give you a license to be a lazy an
the u.s. from hitting its borrowing limit on new year's eve. >>> former president h.w. bush is stige the hospital and in intensive care with a guarded fever. he was hospitalized in late november and admitted for a lingering cough and bronchitis. >>> former south african president, nelson mandela has been returned from hto his home being hospitalized. he had been hospitalized for nearly three weeks, treated for a lung infection and gallstones. the government said mandela will receive top level care at his home. >>> and two bear cubs in the eastern forester, abandoned by their mothers meaning they were too young to take care of themselves. right now, the chief forester is taking care of them and eventually hopes to send them to a rehab center for wild animals. very cute. >>> this turtle just wants attention and went looking for love in all the wrong places. this commercial diver was at first surprised to find the massive turtle hanging on its back and gave him a shove to send him on its way. the lovelorn turtle was not deterred, and going back for more can noodling in thailand. the div
go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hi, everybody, it's wines day wednesday, december 26th, and hopefully you had yourself a merry little christmas. >> you know what, it's over. i can't believe it's over. >> it comes and it goes. >> just like that. >> the buildup's so big. i've always loved that song the most of all the pop carols around, "have yourself a merry little christmas." they are the sweetest ones, that's what i had. how about you, hoda? >> great, great, great christmas. here's the thing, because it's falling on such a weird day, wednesday, a lot of people are realizing today they actually have to go back to work. today on wednesday. >> we're here! >> you have to go back to work and people make up excuses not to show up. they call in sick. >> or somebody else is sick. one worker said her dog was having a nervous breakdown. holidays are stressful. >> ano
-morning shooting that left one man dead. if it happened in the 7400 block. >> police told us this all unfolded at around 6:00 this morning at a business in the glen bernie. the intruder was confronted by the store owner and subsequently shot. >> christmas morning, police investigate the death of a 30- year-old found shot to death in front of arundel coin and collectibles. around 6:00 tuesday morning, philip broke into a store, not knowing that someone was inside. counsel for the business, and identify that person as the store owner, jim butler. police said butler and philip got into an altercation inside the business, and philip was eventually shot. philip ran out of the business and collapsed in the parking lot. he has been having difficulties lately with people breaking into the store, which police have responded to. it is just someone broken and he was there. as far as philip, he had a vast criminal record, which included guilty pleas to second-degree assault, theft, drug offenses, and court appearances for in the same. so far, no charges have been filed in this case. >> authorities say the
of children and families with shattered dreams. why has the russian government banned adoptions by u.s. citizens? >>> and new revelations about ronald reagan's relationships with two of the most powerful women in the world, the queen and margaret thatcher in documents released three decades later. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening, i'm natalie morales in tonight for brian. it is down to the wire now with about 80 hours until the fiscal cliff deadline. and on what is a holiday weekend for many, that is not the case for congressional leaders in washington. there was a sense of urgency today as the president met with house and senate leaders along with the treasury secretary and vice president a short while ago at the white house to try and forge a last-minute deal. the president says he is optimistic, but at this hour, the fiscal cliff still looms. we begin our coverage with nbc's white house correspondent, peter alexander who has been watching the developments all day. peter, good
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